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AR House 2017

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Back to earth: anti-seismic prototype in Guangming by Edward Ng, Li Wan, Xinan ChiSubscription


AR House Winner: in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Ludian County, China, concrete and brick are sidelined in favour of traditional rammed-earth construction


Natural conversation: Hytte Lille Arøya by Lund Hagem ArchitectsSubscription

By Erling Dokk Holm

AR House Highly Commended: both a part of the landscape and a human-made installation to celebrate it, this summer house sits lightly on the rocky terrain of a Norwegian island 

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Inside outing: Inverted House, Japan, by Oslo School of Architecture and Design + Kengo KumaSubscription

By Danielle Demetriou

AR House Highly Commended: Inverted House subverts conventional ideas about houses by embracing rather than sheltering from the elements

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Estuary English: Redshank in Essex by Lisa Shell Architects with Marcus TaylorSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

AR House Commended: the presence of a modern shelter against the storm on this remote shore only serves to emphasise the fragility of the human condition

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Hampstead homestead: Netherhall Gardens in London by BrinkworthSubscription

By Jay Merrick

AR House Commended: nestling by a 19th-century confection of Richard Norman Shaw, this house by Brinkworth respects elements of the old yet affords them a modern twist

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Roof without walls: Gyroscopic House in Venezuela by Lab.Pro.FabSubscription

By Franco Micucci

AR House Commended: in a Venezuelan settlement known as ‘the roofless ones’, a new home offers its roof as a public space

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Shortlist for the AR House awards 2017Subscription

The 15 shortlisted projects include houses in the USA, Venezuela, China, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Japan, Norway, Spain, Peru, Australia and Chile

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Ancón House, Ancón, Peru by Barclay & Crousse ArchitectureSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: four pavilions rise from the desert as if fashioned from the earth itself

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Coogee House, Sydney, Australia by Chenchow Little ArchitectsSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: decks and outdoor living rooms inhabit the chamfered façade of this house perched on Sydney’s rocky coastline

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The Captain's House, Fuzhou, China by Vector ArchitectsSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: a new concrete skin and dramatic vaulted roof has given the Captain’s House a new lease of life

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County Seat Valkenberg in Twente, the Netherlands, by Ard de Vries ArchitectenSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: this house set in the idyllic Valkenberg Estate speaks of a holistic relationship with its bucolic Dutch landscape

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Calders House, Catalonia, Spain by narchSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: a house which finds joy and possibility at the boundary where inside and outside overlap

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Moving House, Melbourne, Australia by Architects EATSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: behind the suburban mirage lurks an extraordinary concrete-vaulted hideaway

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House in Morrillos, Chile, by Cristián IzquierdoSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: this house of doors transforms from an impenetrable fortress to a colonnaded viewing platform


He, She & It, Buffalo, USA, by Davidson RafailidisSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: this ‘three-in-one’ studio built on the cheap is far from bargain basement

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Parallelogram House, Winnipeg, Canada by 5468796 ArchitectureSubscription

AR House Shortlist 2017: 5468796 Architecture continues to rebel against the architectural blandness of suburban Winnipeg

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July/August 2017 issue on HomeSubscription

NL & XVW | Jo Noero | Studio Mumbai | GENS | CUHK | Lund Hagem | Lisa Shell | Lab.Pro.Fab | AHO & Kengo Kuma | Brinkworth | Charles Moore | Typology: Hotel

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